The Slavery in Mamaroneck Township website is a project of Ned Benton, a member of the Larchmont Historical Society. The goal of the project is to document what is known about slavery, slaves and slaveholders in Mamaroneck Township, from the early 1600s when slavery was introduced to the area, to 1827 when it was finally abolished. The Society expects that as additional documents about slavery are digitized, that additional connections will be made.
Graphics for this site are taken from the mural “The Marriage of James Fenimore Cooper to Susan DeLancey, 1811″ painted in 1937 by Warren Chase Merritt for the Mamaroneck Public Library.
All of the articles are researched and authored by Ned Benton. The project owes a debt of gratitude to Larchmont Village Historian Judith Doolin Spikes, whose books, frequently referenced within the site, are essential to understanding who the slaveholders were and where they lived.
For further information about the project, contact Ned Benton, Larchmont Historical Society.